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Bendigo heritage attractions set for major expansion

10/05/2020

The Victorian Government announced today that it is supporting a major expansion of Bendigo Heritage Attractions, a centre for excellence in heritage rolling stock restoration and the leading provider of tram restoration services in Australia.

The $11 million Bendigo Tramways Development Plan includes creating new workshops enabling Bendigo Heritage Attractions to store and restore some of Victoria’s historic W-Class trams being moved out of the Newport Workshops.

The project will also enhance the visitor experience at Bendigo Tramways, which is the hub for the popular tourist tram operations.

The expansion will support approximately 20 highly skilled manufacturing jobs in central Victoria and create 10 new ongoing positions, which will help Bendigo Heritage Attractions respond to increasing demand for their specialist restoration services.

As part of the expansion, Bendigo Heritage Attractions will expand their premises onto land to the south of their current site. The land has environmental issues due to its historic use as a fuel depot and so the project will involve rehabilitation works, including around the Bendigo Creek.

Bendigo Heritage Attractions is renowned nationally and internationally for its heritage rolling stock restoration services and is an iconic part of Bendigo’s tourism offering and a major driver of economic activity and employment in central Victoria.

The organisation provides restoration services for a range of clients, including Yarra Trams for W-Class trams servicing the City Circle and private clients domestically and internationally.

Works on the expansion are set to begin next year. Visit victrack.com.au for more information, please



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